Achieve More Together

Outperforming 92% of All Public Schools in New Jersey

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Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that all of our students secure the academic knowledge and skills to prepare them for the nation's finest colleges, and to instill in them the core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty.

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Our Promise

We promise to equip our scholars to excel in learning and empower them to lead purpose filled lives.

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Every child deserves access to opportunity.
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Grades K-2

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Grades 3-5

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Grades 6-8

Foundation Academy Collegiate

Grades 9-12


Prepare for College and Beyond

Navigating the road from Kindergarten to and through college. Our four schools are educating and empowering Trenton's youth to pursue a life of achievement and to become the next generation of compassionate, honorable leaders.

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Get to Know Us

Bold, All-Hands-On-Deck Positivity

Foundation Academies’ students, teachers, families, donors, and volunteers welcome with open arms, lead with compassion, speak up with passion, and are dedicated to a shared mission of youth opportunity and positive community achievement.

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Parent Resources

Welcome to our Family-Like Culture

Collaborating closely and openly with parents is essential to providing students with the very best education. We communicate often, celebrate transparency, and happily welcome questions, feedback, and involvement.

Foundation Academies Does Not Tolerate Acts of Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying.

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Join Our Team

Make an Impact the World Will See

Public urban education isn’t for everyone, but it’s the calling of our staff—and we answer it with conviction, pride, and dedication. We’re difference-makers who go all-in. Our purpose is to ensure an excellent education for all students, positively influencing the lives of the Black and Brown students we serve.



Invest in Leadership
for Future Generations

As a free public charter school, Foundation Academies students receive $4,336 less funding per student than their peers in Trenton’s traditional public district schools.

The result? Eight consecutive years of 100% college acceptance.

With such a powerful return on spending, can you imagine how many more students we could educate, nurture, and empower to go to college if more donors made it possible to bridge the funding gap?

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Join Our Mission, Change Lives, and Have Fun!

By guest judging a contest, speaking on a panel, conducting mock interviews, or serving on a committee, you can have a lot of fun while helping to make a difference in the lives of our kids.

Spring Break April 2-9, 2021 and Hybrid Learning Begins April 12, 2021 /// Vacaciones de primavera del 2 al 9 de abril de 2021 y el aprendizaje híbrido comienza el 12 de abril de 2021

By Michelle Lawlor | April 1, 2021
Spring Break April 2-9 and Hybrid Learning Begins April 12!

Who’s ready for SPRING BREAK? Reminder, FAmily: there is NO SCHOOL from Friday, April 2, through Friday, April 9, 2021.  Meal pickups will continue over the break on Tuesday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 363 West State Street, and on Thursday, April 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 22 Grand Street.   After the break, our transition to Hybrid Learning begins!  Make sure you’re ready! Spring Break is a great time to make sure you’re familiar with all the details about Hybrid Learning. Visit this page for everything you need to know:  We look…


Replay of the K-8 Arrival and Dismissal Info Session /// Repetición de la sesión informativa de llegada y salida de K-8

By Michelle Lawlor | March 31, 2021
Arrival and Dismissal Replay

Attention all K-8 Parents who selected Hybrid Learning: If you weren’t able to join us for the K-8 Arrival and Dismissal Parent Information Session, the replay is now available. To ensure a safe and smooth return, we are going to need everyone’s support and cooperation. Please watch the replay to ensure you are familiar with all the new processes before we begin our phased return on April 12, 2021. Thank you, and we are so excited to welcome our students back to our building! Watch the replay here: Atención a todos los padres de K-8 que eligieron el aprendizaje…